I thought I'd introduce you to stereoscopic daguerreotypes, one of the earliest forms of photography and stereoviews, and indeed, one of the most expensive and fragile too. You don't often come across them, but when you do, and you're lucky enough to see one of the beautifully tinted ones, you'll stop in your tracks in awe! They really are the jewels of stereoscopy.
Tag: London Stereoscopic Company
The Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy have announced the first international Stereoscopy Day is to take place on June 21st 2022.
The London Stereoscopic Company have announced the launch of their latest book 'Stereoscopy: The Dawn of 3-D' will take place online on the 10th November 2021.
A recent unearthing of one of the earliest images of a family visiting Stonehenge, in stereoscopic 3-D, has lead to the rediscovery of an eminent family of photographers and artists from Salisbury. We explore the history of Henry Brooks, his photographic studio and his family.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched today for the Minuta Stereo camera by Oczkostereo, aimed at bringing the magic of stereo photography back to a wider audience.
A new free online event has been announced for the 21st and 22nd November 2020: 'A Celebration of Stereoscopic 3D'. Photo historians, artists, curators, collectors and photo dealers will be giving talks to explore various aspects of stereoscopy.
Photo historian Denis Pellerin writes about his recent discovery of an original drawing from which a beautiful Victorian stereoview took inspiration. He researches the life of the artist, describes the meaning of the image and the heart-wrenching poem and stories it helped to create. A must-read article for fans of the book 'The Poor Man's Picture Gallery'.
One 'bonus' of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic is that it has made stereoscopic event organisers look into different ways to host their events or monthly meetings online, making them accessible to many more people. Zoom seems to be the option of choice at the moment so I thought I'd share a post about how you can join in and where to find details about meetings which can be attended virtually.
There are different ways to view images in a stereopair and they all rely on each image being viewed separately by the corresponding eye so your brain can fuse the two 2-D images into one 3-D image.
Well, it'd be a bit naughty to start a blog about stereoscopy and not say what it is! In a nutshell: Stereoscopy uses the illusion of depth to create a single 3-D image from two flat images when viewed by each eye separately.